Disney offered a first look at the upcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns during Sunday’s Oscars telecast, but the studio is primed to tease another live-action redo this week with its new Winnie the Pooh movie Christopher Robin. Disney has released the first teaser poster for the upcoming film today, ahead of a teaser trailer debut on Tuesday, March 6th. While not a remake per se, this movie is very much in line with Disney’s smash hit updates like Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and Cinderella as it brings a new iteration of the Winnie the Pooh story to the big screen.
Finding Neverland and Quantum of Solace filmmaker Marc Forster directs this new tale, which stars Ewan McGregor as the grown up iteration of the titular character who has “lost his way.” Now it’s up to his childhood friends to help him remember his past, loving self as Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, and others venture into our world.
If that logline sounds eerily similar to Hook, it’s because it kind of is. This project actually originated with acclaimed indie filmmaker Alex Ross Perry writing and directing, but he departed the director’s chair and the screenplay is now credited to Perry and Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) with a story by Perry. We’ll have a much better idea of what to expect from the film with tomorrow’s teaser trailer, but this poster is a pretty adorable appetizer.
Check out the Christopher Robin poster below. The film also stars Hayley Atwell as Christopher’s wife Evelyn, Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline, and Mark Gatiss as Christopher’s boss Keith Winslow and features the voices of Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga. Christopher Robin opens in theaters on August 3rd